The shipwreck (embellished with engr. from the designs of R. Westall). (Google eBook)

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Page 124 - He guides the unhappy victim to the shroud : " Hie thee aloft, my gallant friend ! " he cries ; " Thy only succour on the mast relies.
Page 145 - Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains In cradle of the rude imperious surge, And in the visitation of the winds, Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads, and hanging them With deaf 'ning clamour in the slippery clouds, That, with the hurly, death itself awakes?
Page 105 - While, daslTd apart by her dividing prow, Like burning adamant the waters glow; Her joints forget their firm elastic tone, Her long keel trembles, and her timbers groan: Upheaved behind her in tremendous height The billows frown, with fearful radiance bright...
Page 131 - O'er the dire prospect as for life he strives, He looks if poor Palemon yet survives 'Ah wherefore, trusting to unequal art, Didst thou, incautious ! from the wreck depart ? Alas ! these rocks all human skill defy ; Who strikes them once, beyond relief must die : And now sore wounded, thou perhaps art tost On these, or in some oozy cavern lost...
Page 126 - O yet confirm my heart, ye powers above, This last tremendous shock of fate to prove ; The tottering frame of reason yet sustain ; Nor let this total ruin whirl my brain. In vain the cords and axes were prepared, For now th...
Page 130 - Albert grasps the floating mast. His soul could yet sustain this mortal blow, But droops, alas ! beneath superior woe ; For now...
Page 136 - Shouldst thou th' unwilling messenger of fate, " To him the tragic story first relate, " Oh ! friendship's generous ardour then suppress ! .' Nor hint the fatal cause of my distress : " Nor let each horrid incident sustain " The lengthen'd tale to aggravate his pain. " Ah then remember well my last request, " For her who reigns for ever in my breast ; " Yet let him prove a father and a friend, " The helpless maid to succour and defend.
Page 81 - Then, hurl'd from sounding hinges o'er the side, Thundering they plunge into the flashing tide. The ship, thus eased, some little respite finds In this rude conflict of the seas and winds : Such ease Alcides felt, when, clogg'd with gore, The...
Page 27 - Or point her devious track through climes unknown That leads to every shore and every zone. He saw the moon through heaven's blue conclave glide, And into motion charm the expanding tide, While earth impetuous round her axle rolls, Exalts her watery zone, and sinks the poles...
Page 118 - Again to flank the tempest she might reel : The steersmen every bidden turn apply, To right and left the spokes alternate fly. Thus, when some conquer'd host retreats in fear, The bravest leaders guard the broken rear ; Indignant they retire, and long oppose Superior armies that around them close ; Still shield the flanks, the routed squadrons join, And guide the flight in one continued line : Thus they direct the flying bark before The impelling floods, that lash her to the shore.

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